Jonathan Cadotte's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Major Spoilers Reviews: 33
6.9Avg. Review Rating

5.3
Amazing Mary Jane (2019) #1

Oct 25, 2019

The Amazing Mary Jane #1 spends more time establishing a fun scenario rather than actually utilizing that scenario to make a good story.

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6
Aquaman (2016) #51

Aug 24, 2019

Aquaman #51 is a quiet, inoffensive issue that ends with a bang that introduces the next strife and drama for the characters involved.

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6
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2

Oct 18, 2019

Black Panther and The Agents of Wakanda #2 is a no frills book that isn't trying to do too much. But, what it does try to do it does competently. If you just want to see some superheroes fight and have a bit of an adventure then take a glance at this issue.

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7.3
Contagion #1

Oct 5, 2019

Contagion #1 has a specific tone that may not appeal to everyone, but has enough in it that it should be at least entertaining to a lot of people, even if it's a shallow story.

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7
Daredevil (2019) #11

Sep 14, 2019

Daredevil #11 is melodramatic in the best ways. At times it comes off as overwrought and a little cheesy, but it feels intentional. The story that's being told here is supposed to be an over-the-top drama and the way all the different stories are intertwining creates a greater than the sum of its parts, situation.

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7.3
Doctor Doom (2019) #2

Nov 9, 2019

There's some nice parts in Doctor Doom #2, but also some not so great parts. If you want to see a more humanizing take on the classic villain with some real human drama, this book has you covered. If you want a well structured, intricate plot, maybe look elsewhere.

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8
Excalibur (2019) #1

Oct 31, 2019

While Excalibur #1 does come off a little as simply "How do the mutants now deal with magic" there's a deeper family drama brewing. One that touches on the themes that have been paramount to the x-books as a whole.

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7.3
Fallen Angels (2019) #1

Nov 16, 2019

If you're committed to reading the entire Dawn of X lineup then you definitely don't want to miss this. Also, the artwork is great and can carry this issue on it's own. There are some elements that need time to develop, but as of right now Fallen Angel #1 isn't blowing anyone away, storywise.

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9.3
Far Sector #1

Nov 14, 2019

Far Sector #1 is a meticulously crafted comic book that is full of personality, a strong sense of intrigue and mystery, with gorgeous art and design. Potential readers shouldn't let the Green Lantern aspect scare them off, this stands on its own.

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8
Green Lantern (2018) #11

Sep 8, 2019

The Green Lantern #11 is a book that is trying to do a lot of things all at the same time and for the most part manages to do it effectively. It's also the first time we're seeing just what creators like Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp can do with Green Lantern, a property that has been in a bit of a creative rut for awhile.

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5.7
Green Lantern (2018) Annual #1

Aug 1, 2019

There's just not enough here for anyone other than die-hard fans of The Green Lantern. It's not a bad book by any means, but there's no shaking the overbearing mediocreness of it all.

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2.5
Ignited #3

Aug 10, 2019

Ignited #3 wears its politics on its sleeve just like the rest of the series. By page 3 you know exactly where it stands on the divisive subject of mass shootings and gun control. That isn't a bad thing, but conveying this stance in simple and cheap ways does its message a disservice and doesn't make for a fun read.

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8.3
Knights Temporal #1

Aug 3, 2019

Knights Temporal #1 is a strong start for the series. This issue could be carried by the art along, but thankfully the story is fun as well. There's nothing too complicated about what's going on here and that's a good thing. This is the epitome of "Show don't tell".

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7.3
Knights Temporal #2

Aug 31, 2019

Knights Temporal #2 is an issue that seems to be more concerned with establishing larger overarching stakes, rather than telling a more concise tale that pushes the characters forward. Thankfully, at this point, those larger stakes are interesting and show a lot of potential in becoming an intricate and exciting story.

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7.3
Lois Lane (2019) #3

Sep 8, 2019

Lois Lane #3 still feels like a continuation to the love letter to journalism started in the first two issues of the series, but doesn't match the same tone as the story begins to shift to a more personal facet of the titular character.

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8
Marauders #2

Nov 25, 2019

Watching Kate Pryde's personal renaissance continue in Marauders #2 is a blast. Combine that with some interesting political maneuvering from Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw and you have yourself a comic book that is fun and enjoyable on multiple levels.

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8.7
Marked (2019) #1

Oct 21, 2019

The Marked #1 sets up a world that's based on a tried and true formula. But, manages to add just enough different elements to make this book feel fresh and exciting. Mostly solid artwork drives this issue home and makes it an entertaining book all around.

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4.7
Marvel 2099 (2019): Fantastic Four #1

Nov 21, 2019

With a plot that goes from uncompelling to mean spirited and strange art, there isn't much about Fantastic Four 2099 #1 to like.

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7.7
Ms. Marvel (2015) #6

Aug 27, 2019

Ms. Marvel has never shied away from complex situations, but rarely something so personal. Art issues aside, this story has been laid out, so far, in a way that feels understandable but also unique to this title.

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6.7
Ms. Marvel (2015) #7

Sep 21, 2019

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel #7 is an issue that continues the title's run of being pound for pound the best young readers comic book out there. It's unfortunately hampered by a lackluster threat that feels more like a distraction from a more interesting plotline than a compelling scenario itself.

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8
Nomen Omen #1

Oct 4, 2019

Nomen Omen #1 does an excellent job keeping the reader engaged with the story by utilizing shifting perspectives, an inclusive story, usage of color, and the addition of other media formats.

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8
Omni #1

Aug 19, 2019

Omni #1 is a good addition to the H1 imprint that introduces a new character that feels original.

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7.7
Runaways (2017) #23

Aug 4, 2019

This issue nails the feeling that this team really is a family with all their own struggles but common goals. It is especially nice to see Victor getting the spotlight here and the maturity displayed in all the character interactions is refreshing.

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6.3
Sonata #5

Oct 12, 2019

Sonata #5 suffers from pacing issues throughout. The conversations go on for too long and the rescue at the end has no tension and is squeezed in as a quick way to wrap things up. The art remains top-notch though.

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6
Strayed #2

Sep 20, 2019

Strayed #2 is carried by the premise of the series as a whole. This issue is utilitarian in the sense that it only seems to exist as a way to bridge the opening issue to a more interesting story on the horizon. With that being said, the issue is also saddled with an uninteresting antagonist, but is buoyed by a fun, adorable, astral projecting cat.

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1.7
Strikeforce (2019) #1

Sep 28, 2019

Strikeforce #1 is a particularly uninspired attempt at a particularly overdone and uninteresting type of book. A lack of chemistry between unlikable characters mixed with an uniteresting villain and a poorly defined threat makes for a title that just doesn't have a lot of appeal.

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9
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #4

Oct 19, 2019

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #4 isn't exactly for new readers, but it is a good place for current readers to get a better grasp on the series as a whole. It doesn't have quite as much zaniness as the rest of the series has had, but doesn't have any shortage in jokes and fun.

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6
The Plot #2

Nov 1, 2019

The creepy stuff looked creepy and it gave me the creeps, mission accomplished. Past that though I can't say that I'm enjoying how the story is unfolding. It's like looking at something through a sheer curtain: There's something there, but it's frustratingly obscured.

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9
The White Trees #1

Aug 16, 2019

A strong piece of storytelling that not only tells a tragic, personal story, but also lays the groundwork for a whole world. Solid art paired with gorgeous colors.

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9.3
The White Trees #2

Sep 28, 2019

White Trees #2 is a bittersweet tale that lingers after the final panel is read. It really is stunning how well crafted the series as a whole feels with there being only two issues.

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9
Undiscovered Country #1

Nov 7, 2019

Scott Snyder claims that this is a passion project for him and Charles Soule and so far, it shows. Couple that with art and colors by a trio of truly talented artists and you have the making for a great issue and the beginning of what could be a brilliant series.

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6.3
Van Helsing vs. Dracula's Daughter #1

Aug 14, 2019

The plot is paint by numbers, but a fun main character, good art, and just enough cheesiness makes this a fun read regardless.

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4
Yondu (2019) #2

Nov 30, 2019

Yondu #2 is a misstep in almost every way. It does nothing to make the unlikeable title character appealing. The way it treats its female character is troubling, and the art is hit or miss at best.

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